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Handbags Are the New Shoes

Apr 26, 2008
Handbags are no longer items you need to have one of; women today want to have several handbags from reputed designers at atrocious prices because they have become status symbols. The place which was once held by jewelry and cars is now being gobbled up by designer handbags and no one is complaining.

They have become essential to tote around, even if your ID is in your pocket and the handbag is absolutely empty.

Knockoffs - They say copying is the best form of flattery and that is very evident in the designer handbag industry. With knockoffs being sold in mall kiosks to street stalls, everyone can lug around a Dooney and Bourke look-alike even if it does say D&C instead of D&B when you look at it closely.

The famous G of Guess bags has often been impersonated as an uppercase C and many people from all walks of life have been able to afford designer looking bags for a fraction of the cost.

Prices - Speaking of cost; an original Coach handbag for instance starts at around $200 and goes up from there depending on the size and style of the bag. Even young teenagers and school girls have gotten hooked onto the craze of name brand bags so much so that if they can't afford one, they pool in at birthdays and get one from fiends.

If 10 of their friends each pool in the average $15 the would have spent on a present, they can easily get a small Coach bag or wrist wallet with the signature logo. Of course this is a monkey see monkey do business; they see their moms ogling the latest designer handbags in store windows and only want to follow in their footsteps.

Of course, some colors are hot for fall and others for spring yet the practicality issues far outweigh the aesthetics. The downside of the designer handbag craze however is that even the young girls today are eyeing name brands in store windows and finding out ways to own a Coach item even if it is a wallet or a key chain to begin with.

You just might be lucky enough to get the coveted Coach bag for half the price it sells for in stores - but don't get your hopes too high, there will be 100 other women competing with you to grab it first!
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Get proper handbags articles, information and tips by visiting mary frances handbag now! Patricia Rowles is the owner of dooney and bourke handbag providing tips on handbags.
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